le Train en Marche (Chris Marker, 1971)

The Train Rolls On
FR, 32 min.

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This half-hour documentary focuses on Medvedkin and his CineTrain of the 1930’s, a sort of mobile film workshop complete with post-production facilities, animation stations and a large laboratory. Traveling thousands of miles across the Russian countryside, the train stopped to have its film-makers document Ukranian harvest practices, steel production facilities in southern Russia and other industrial/agricultural matters (although we don’t actually see any of this). With each crew-member living in 1 sq. meter living quarters, all individuals on the train were responsible for various odd-jobs and other practical matters in addition to their own film-making concerns.
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